This is a dark grey jug.
Found above grave 3506 at Saqqara. The ancient Egyptians used opium, a drug derived from the poppy Papaver somniferum, as a sedative and as an aphrodisiac, and as a cure for some medical problems. The grey jug is in the shape of a poppy head, and it is probable it was made especially to hold the drug. It could not be mistaken for anything else if it was in this type of container. The small white jug may have held a small liquid offering.Museum register numbers H5162 and H5163 These are two small jugs. They are made from clay. They are at least 3,300 years old, dating to the 11th to 18th Dynasties (about 2055-1295 BCE).